on the analysis and design of a new type of partially compliant mechanism

Tanık, Engin
In this study analysis and design procedures of partially compliant mechanisms using two degree of freedom mechanism model are developed. The flexible segments are modeled as revolute joints with torsional springs. While one freedom is controlled by the input to the mechanism, the motion of the parts are governed both by the kinematics and the force balance. The procedure developed for the analysis of such mechanisms is shown on two different mechanisms: a five link mechanism with crank input and slider output (five-bar mechanism); a five link mechanism with crank input and rocker output. Design charts are prepared according to output-link oscillation and dimensionless design parameters.


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Citation Formats
E. Tanık, “on the analysis and design of a new type of partially compliant mechanism,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2007.